The schedule of this anomalous 2020 has been completely revolutionized and changed accordingly due to the Pandemic linked to the COVID-19 health emergency. The ATP was forced to postpone several tournaments and to cancel others such as the historic Wimbledon tournament.
The one-year postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games has changed further plans for the tennis federation which will have to deal with this event in 2021. There are now only a few days to go until the new year and the tennis federation does not want to be caught unprepared.
We already know by now the schedule of the first two months of the tournament and the newspaper L'Equipe, which had previously anticipated the ATP schedule, published what should be the calendar from the eighth to the thirteenth week of the Tour.
It will be a particular schedule compared to previous years with the ATP that wants to make the choice more than democratic and that, between the end of February and the beginning of March, will carry out a European tour with hard-courts tournaments and at the same time the South American tour on clay-courts, with tournaments such as the ATP 250 of Cordoba and Buenods Aires and subsequently the ATP 250 of Santiago de Chile.
Week 8-13 calendar, no Indian Wells?
This schedule does not include the Indian Wells ATP Masters 1000: the tournament does not appear on the calendar and will almost certainly be canceled due to the Covid-19 emergency, but nevertheless there are still small hopes regarding a repositioning after the US Open 2021 and therefore certainly in another period of the year.
The first ATP Masters 1000 of the year will therefore be the Miami Open which should be played from March 24th to April 4th. Here is what the ATP calendar should be from week 8 to 13 and then there will (probably) be first tournaments in Houston and Marrakech and then tournaments on clay: February 22-28: Atp 250 Montpellier and Atp 250 Cordoba
1-7 March: Atp 500 Rotterdam and Atp 250 Buenos Aires
8-14 March: Atp 250 Marseille, Atp 250 Santiago de Chile and Atp 250 Doha
March 15-21: Atp 500 Dubai and Atp 500 Acapulco
24 March-4 April: Atp Masters 1000 Miami Open 2021 The greatests tennis stars on the planet, like Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, Ashleigh Barty, Simona Halep and all the others, will come back for the upcoming Australian Open 2021, which will be held in Melbourne from 8 February: it will be the most awaited sports event of the first part of the new season.
It will be a very spectacualr season, and all of us hope without the problems of the last one, with some presence of the crowd in the courts across the world. Roger Federer, after he said he will not play the Australian Slam, should come back on the court, for the joy of his fans, at the end of February or at the beginning of March.